Andy Milne

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Cemex constructs its biggest rail crossing for Waterloo station

Cemex Rail Solutions has completed a rail crossing which will be used to remodel the track layout outside Waterloo station - a project described...

New wireless sensors to reduce maintenance time for ScotRail’s Class 334 fleet

ScotRail's Class 334 fleet is expected to spend less time in maintenance depots following the installation of new wireless sensors. Perpetuum's hardware - which will be...

Alstom launches CLever cantilever for UK railway electrification

Alstom has launched a new cantilever specifically for the UK rail network. The CLever (a play on the word cantilever) has been designed by Osvaldo Cariboni...

Railtex launch for mixed passenger and freight rail carriage

Product development company 42 Technology has come up with a reconfigurable train carriage system which could allow cargo to easily be transported onboard passenger services. Named the 'Adaptable...

4 things we learned from day two of Railtex 2017

Day two of Railtex was filled with another packed seminar programme and offered up the opportunity to network with even more of the 450...

5 things we learned from day one of Railtex 2017

Railtex 2017, a three-day international railway exhibition featuring product demonstrations, seminars from key industry figures and plenty of networking, was launched at the NEC...

Network Rail completes Crossrail upgrades on Great Eastern main line

Network Rail has completed track and station improvements at Shenfield as part of ongoing work on Crossrail. At Shenfield, engineers have built a new Crossrail-dedicated platform and...

Railtex 2017 preview – the exhibitors you need to look out for

With over 450 exhibitors, there are certainly plenty of stands to visit at this year's international exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services. Rail Engineer...

Trams for Blackpool North

After the upgrade of the Blackpool to Fleetwood Tramway was successfully completed, a proposal was published to connect the North Pier with Blackpool North...

£20 million for a car park

Great Western Railway has announced plans to expand its Foxall Road car park at Didcot Parkway station from its current 890-car capacity to 1,800. Construction...

Bang go the bullet holes

A reminder of the Second World War has disappeared from South East London with the replacement of Bolina Road bridge. Closed in January 2013 as...

Rail myth of a rail legend

One of the more intriguing myths that surround Isambard Kingdom Brunel is that he aligned Box tunnel, on the Great Western main line, so...

SNC-Lavalin to buy out Britain’s WS Atkins for $3.6bn

Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has announced a $3.6 billion deal to takeover WS Atkins PLC. It was reported yesterday (April 20) that the firms had...

Network Rail completes ‘crucial’ Tinsley junction for Sheffield tram-train

The development of the UK's first tram-train network has reached a major milestone after the installation of a 'crucial' junction. This Easter, Network Rail completed the track connection...

The Future of Signalling Renewals

During the 27-years I have spent in this industry, mostly as a signal engineer in one form or another, I have seen the delivery...

It all comes down to planning

Over Christmas, Network Rail successfully invested more than £150 million to improve the railway across the country. The Orange Army built new signalling, new bridges,...